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Microsoft strengthen Office 365 security

clip_image002Responding to the ever growing threat of cyber crime, Microsoft has ramped up their security efforts for their Office 365 platform. Users will now benefit from better visibility, control and security of data when using the cloud based services.

In a blog posted on the Microsoft website, Bret Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer for Microsoft, explained that their new approach “empowers customers to accelerate their adoption of a ‘protect, detect, respond’ security posture”.

Office 365 is a cloud based service which offers users access to important emails, contacts, documents and calendars whilst on the move, something which is particularly useful for businesses who want to make the most of remote working opportunities. It also allows access to popular Windows programmes such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.

The company will launch ‘Microsoft Cloud App Security’ in April, a new product which will allow customers to gain a transparent understanding of the security surrounding their data when hosted on the cloud. It will also provide security alerts to network administrators and IT departments when there is suspicious activity.

Here at ECL we help businesses to incorporate Office 365 tools into their operations, starting from as little as £3.10 per month and with no big up-front charges. To find out more or to request a free trial, please call us on 01268 575300 or email us on info@ecl.co.uk

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